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TLC Files Lawsuit Against Jon Gosselin

Oct. 16 2009, Published 3:08 p.m. ET

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In a bombshell development, TLC announced Friday that it has filed a lawsuit against Jon Gosselin.

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The network is suing Jon for breach of contract, stemming from his actions of stopping production of Jon & Kate Plus 8.

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It's the most shocking twist yet in a bitter public brawl of a divorce between Jon and Kate, which resulted in Jon saying he no longer wanted his children filmed, effectively shutting down the show.

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TLC says it has been trying privately and patiently for months to get Jon to honor his contract with them and to comply with his obligations relating to public appearances and statements. Those efforts have been unsuccessful, the network contends.

And look out Jon -- while you have Mark Heller on your side, TLC has hired Williams & Connolly, one of the best law firms in the country.

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Williams & Connolly is out of Washington, D.C. and has a reputation for not only excellence but what some might called a "scorched earth policy" which basically means every fact about their opponents is uncovered in discovery.

We have a feeling this is going to get very interesting.



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